Venturing back into PC Gaming
I’ve been away from PC gaming since the early 2000s. I had a powerful gaming system that I built myself. Shortly after getting that system I got my first “real” job. I had less and less time to devote to gaming so my last few computers have been “off the shelf” workstations, or MacOS based systems. You can game on a MacBook Pro, but I don’t recommend it. I wanted to get a gaming PC that would be easy to upgrade. This PC needs to last for several years. With that in mind I chose Alienware since there really isn’t any part of it you can’t upgrade. It is the most powerful system I have ever owned, and at about $1,500 it is only a middle-tier system.
What did I get?
I got the Alienware R6 mid-spec machine, and I am going to really be putting it to the test. My first task was to start a new gaming channel on YouTube, which I have just done. I figured that there are several tutorials on how to create a YouTube channel so I don’t really need to go into that but I thought I would chronicle my journey.
My tutorial based YouTube channel is doing okay but there is such a small market for Programming Tutorials. I wanted to see what I could do with a more popular niche like Gaming. A co-worker of mine has a gaming channel on YouTube and she has almost 1,200 subscribers. I have been semi-working at my existing YouTube channel for almost a year, but producing programming tutorials is a lot of hard work.
My main impetus is that I am going to be playing games anyway, so I might as well record them. I am a good person to do play-through and review videos because I have a pretty, “middle-of-the-road”, view on things. Most of the reviews and game play videos I have seen on YouTube are highly opinionated. Most reviewers seem to be skewed toward a particular genre or type of game. Some are even skewed towards a particular game development company.
Stay tuned for more posts in the saga of my epic return to PC Gaming.
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